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MLB News & Moments You Should Know – July 11

The good, the gross and the rookie balling!

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

It was a bumper weekend of baseball action as the summer breeze filled packed stadiums across the country to add to the romance of the league ramping up for the All-Star break next weekend. If you missed it over the weekend, the full rosters have been announced, including the additions of two players as Commissioner Selections based on their career achievements – Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols. The schedule promises to be one of the most enjoyable yet as we all eagerly await the participants for the Home Run Derby.

Until then, let’s binge on what happened on Super Sunday!

 

Today’s Headlines

 

Brotherly Love Of Baseball Wins, Every Time!

The lovely moment of the day came courtesy of Big League brothers Tyler Rogers and Taylor Rogers. The two arms, representing the Giants and the Padres respectively, played catch on a major league field for the first time ever. From the backyard to the bigs, this is what baseball is all about.

 

The Giants cruised to a 12-0 win over the Padres on the back of a masterful display from Alex Wood. It was as smooth as this…

 

Gross Way To Lose It Robbie

It is one of those streaks that you realize was never really a thing until it ends. Tigers leadoff man Robbie Grossman was riding a wave of 440 games without an error in the Major Leagues until this play yesterday allowed Luis Robert to reach second base.

 

Losing the ball in the sun and dropping a routine fly ball is gross way to lose such a record, but we have to give the veteran credit, that’s a cracking achievement in this day and age.

 

Korey Lee Has Arrived

The Astros No. 2 Prospect, catcher Korey Lee made waves for the first time in Major League Baseball after being called up to replace the injured Jason Castro earlier in the week.

 

The Cal product was back in the Bay Area to face the hapless Oakland Athletics and had his family and close friends in attendance. The hyped youngster registered three hits and three RBI, including a double with the bases loaded, as the Astros swept the series and sit comfortably atop the AL West.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Sandy’s Incredible Pitch

Someone needs to give this pitch a name! Deserving of it’s own trademark, this vicious and nasty fastball from All-Star Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara was just gorgeous to watch. Smoking hot baseball!

 

Mustard In Your Face Plant!

Just watch the video…

 

Miami Heats Up As Pirates Come To Town

If you can’t enjoy yourself on the field as a Pittsburgh Pirates player then you have to go all out to make it up off the field. So, when the team knew the next stop in their schedule was the Magic City, they all agreed on a style to arrive in.

 

Piggyback Playtime

Cute baseball moment courtesy of Rays reliever Jason Adam!

 

Injuries

 

The devastating news across fantasy baseball (and for home run lovers everywhere) is that Astros star slugger Yordan Alvarez has landed on the injured list with a troublesome hand injury. The news everyone did not want to see.

It was a rough weekend for the Rays as they were forced into sending star infielder Wander Franco, veteran defensive star Kevin Kiermaier, and handy lefty Jeffrey Springs all to the injured list. Ouch!

Veteran Royals fantasy starlet Whit Merrifield’s status is also in danger as the productive hitter was removed from the game against the Guardians yesterday with a sore toe. X-rays came back negative but he will undergo an MRI.

 

Articles You Should Read

 

Ohtani the Pitcher Has Overtaken Ohtani the HitterRay Jaffe, Fangraphs

What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong For The White SoxJason Goff, The Ringer

 

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Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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